Summit Giving Briefs: All 13 Star Wars puppies adopted |

Summit Giving Briefs: All 13 Star Wars puppies adopted

Dr. Michelle Gross of Alpine Vet in Dillon gives the Star Wars Puppies a clean bill of health.
Courtesy of Sharon Ryan |

All 13 Star Wars puppies were adopted out from the Hope for Animals shelter last week. Dr. Michelle Gross of Alpine Vet in Dillon gave the Catahoula Leopard/Border Collie mix puppies a clean bill of health.

Sharon Ryan, a volunteer with the rescue, said the puppies’ vet visits were provided free of cost.

“She gave us a huge discount,” she wrote. “The last of the puppies have gone to their forever homes, and may the force be with them.”

For those still looking to adopt, Hope for Animals just took in 10 lab puppies on Sunday. Call Sharon Ryan for details at (303) 838-7927.


The Mamacitas and Padres de Summit, two parenting groups hosted through the Family and Intercultural Resource Center, are hosting a free sledding event next Sunday, Feb., 28. The event will be held at the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks from 12-3 p.m. For more information, call (970) 455-0237.


The Family and Intercultural Resource Center will host a Health Insurance Enrollment Fair on Monday, Feb. 22 for free enrollment assistance with Marketplace, Medicaid or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+). Those who had Colorado Health Op plans last year have until Feb. 29 to enroll in health insurance.

The free event will be hosted at the Full Circle Office in Leadville from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (970) 455-0214.

Volunteer for the cure

Susan G.Komen Colorado is seeking volunteers for the Snowshoe for the Cure on Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Frisco, Colorado. More than 1,000 snowshoers are expected to make their way along the trails of the Frisco Adventure Park and Frisco Nordic Center with the goal of raising $50,000 to help fund community programs offering health education and breast cancer screening and treatment.

“Volunteers are the backbone of this event,” Erin Stoen, events manager at Komen Colorado, said in a statement. “We still have several opportunities for volunteers to get involved as individuals or as a group. There is a need for everyone’s time and talents.”

Formerly Tubbs Romp to Stomp, the name may have changed, but Snowshoe for the Cure will still be the intersection of pink, happy and hope. Susan G. Komen Colorado has partnered with the Town of Frisco and Frisco Nordic Center to continue the tradition of snowshoe fun and community spirit, which has raised over $1 million since its inception to fight breast cancer.

Snowshoe for the Cure will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Frisco Nordic Center.

To register as a volunteer, email or call (303) 744-2088 x310.

To register as a participant, go to

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